McQUAY, Robert James


Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of April 7th. He had fought a lengthy battle with cancer, never once losing his spirit of optimism and his sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his wife Marion in 2004. He is survived by his children Valerie (Ted), John (Sharon) and Joy (Curt). He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. His two sisters Florence (Len deceased) and Beverley (Roger) also mourn his loss. He was always excited to hear updates on all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bob was born in Treherne, Manitoba where he participated actively in all sports, a pattern that continued until his passing. He used to ride his bicycle 15 kms to court Marion. He often admitted that he didn’t deserve such a wonderful lady in his life as Marion. He loved his job working for CBC as cameraman and later technical producer as he was involved in televising many major sporting events such as the Olympics, Stanley Cup playoffs, and the CFL as well as numerous others. One of his prized memories is that he was the first person to score a goal in the first ever hockey game played in Hawaii. He participated in the Alberta Senior Games and has represented Edmonton there in both golf and snooker. Bob loved life and especially sports! It was not uncommon to see 2 or 3 TV’s set up in the living room with sports on while a radio in the background carried another game.

Bob loved the nurses and doctors who treated him the last 2 ½ years. Our thanks go to Dr. Hamilton, the staff at the Kaye Clinic and the staff at the University of Alberta Outpatient Clinic. Bob knew them all by name and wanted to visit one last time to say goodbye.

His pleasant personality and good nature will be missed by all.

Serenity Funeral Service
780 450 0101

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Raquel Hughes

We were all saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Heaven has gained another angel. Bob will always be held in high regards by all the staff & management at Sparkle & Sheen Organize And Cleaning Services Ltd. Our condolences to all his family that he spoke about during each visit!

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